Hugh Frederick O'DONNELL
Margaret O'DONNELL


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James Squire FARNELL

Margaret O'DONNELL

  • Born: 4 Oct 1836, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 3 4
  • Married: 23 Jun 1853, Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 21 May 1899, Dulwich Hill, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 5 6
  • Buried: Ryde Anglican Cemetery, Church St., Ryde, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 7

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in her father's Will (1852).


"FARNELL.—May 21, at Hillview, Boulevard, Petersham, Margaret, widow of the late Hon. James Squire Farnell, aged 63 years." 6


Will of Margaret Farnell late of Lewisham, Widow, written 14 May 1890, probate 4 Jul 1899.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Margaret Farnell of Lewisham near Sydney in the Colony of New South Wales Widow. I direct the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and subject thereto give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of or to which I may be in any manner seized possessed or entitled at the time of my death or over which I have or shall have any disposing power (including the silver tea and coffee service and silver salvers presented to me by my late husband's Constituents) unto my daughter Edith Marion Farnell absolutely. And I appoint her the sole Executrix of this my Will. In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my Will the fourteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and ninety.
Margaret Farnell.
Signed by the abovenamed Margaret Farnell as her last Will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. E. Cumming, Lewisham. David W. Roxburgh, Solicitor, Sydney.
4th July 1899. By Act of Court. Probate of the last Will and Testament of the abovenamed deceased granted to Edith Marion Farnell of Dulwich Hill Spinster the daughter of the said deceased and the sole Executrix in Will named.
Testatrix died at Dulwich Hill on the 21st May 1899.
Estate sworn under £88 Nett. 8

  Marriage Information:

Margaret married James Squire FARNELL, son of Thomas Charles FARNELL and Mary Ann SQUIRE, on 23 Jun 1853 in Paddington, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2. (James Squire FARNELL was born on 25 Jun 1825 in St. Leonards, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia and died on 21 Aug 1888 in Petersham, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

  Marriage Notes:

"By special license, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. Robert Stewart, James Squire Farnell, of Kissing Point, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the late H. F. O'Donnell, of Sydney."


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), V1853238 81/1853.

2 The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 25 June 1853.

3 NSW Registry BDM (births), V18373106 45B/1837.

4 Compiler, Research conducted and shared by Morrie Kerle.

5 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 7027/1899.

6 The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 22 May 1899.

7 Australian Cemeteries Index.

8 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 18223.

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